Senior Becky Groves impresses with her artwork

By Graham Deshazer | Copy Editor

Over the past year, junior Becky Groves has won major awards and acknowledgments for her artistic skills. She has an impressive lineup of accolades for her work.

Last spring, Becky’s still life value study of a saddle was selected to represent Pearce and ultimately the City of Richardson for Youth Art Month. Her artwork was on display in March in the Texas State Capitol and will be on display in the State Gallery in Austin until next summer.

Only 10 of these works were chosen to be displayed in Gov. Rick Perry’s offices and, Becky’s was one of them.

“I was very surprised about Youth Art Month because I didn’t think the drawing I entered was very good,” Becky said.

Last semester, Becky placed first in the high school division of the annual DART art contest, in which the theme was “Off We Go”.

Her winning artwork was displayed at the Dallas Museum of Art Concourse Gallery, the Arapaho DART Station, and on the sides of several DART trains and buses.

“I actually only entered the DART contest because I was supposed to enter in another competition, but completely forgot,” Becky said. “Ms. Keeton said she wouldn’t give me a zero if I found another competition to enter. I was very happy about the results.”

Becky also recently competed against other young artists from all over Dallas/Fort Worth in the “DART to DFW: Connecting You to the World” contest.

Her painting placed first in this contest and is on display between Gates 10 and 15 at the DFW International Airport.

“I was completely honored to be placed so high in the competition,” Becky said.

Other students are very impressed with Becky’s performance.

“I had no idea Becky was so talented,” junior Elise Riggle said, “I think it’s really amazing how strong her art skills are.”

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